Here you can watch recordings of seminars held by the British Council. A number of the recorded seminars include material for use in training sessions and workshops. These can be used by teachers for self-access professional development, or by teacher educators in training and development programmes.

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An evening seminar for EAL teachers

The British Council and The Bell Foundation sponsored a seminar for teachers working in the field of English as an additional language. A panel of EAL specialists discussed different aspects of working in EAL. May 2013, London.

Own language use in ELT

Do you conduct your English classes entirely in English, or do you use the learners’ own language in the classroom as well? Are you wondering how other teachers around the world use L1 and L2 in their teaching? This stimulating seminar puts the spotlight once more on the important subject of L1 versus L2 usage in the ELT classroom.

The secret of working with children - Carol Read

In February 2012, Carol Read gave a workshop at the British Council in Warsaw. Her talk covered a range of primary issues and she gave a number of invaluable tips about teaching primary students.

Videotelling

In this seminar, Jamie Keddie shares a classroom technique for bringing storytelling to the YouTube generation. December 2011, London.

Using cinema to engage young people with citizenship

This presentation, with James Clarke, explores ways of applying cinema, and potentially filmmaking, to the classroom as a means of enhancing student engagement with issues of citizenship and self in relation to students' wider communities and related concerns. December 2011, London.

Inclusive learning - Sally Farley

Sally Farley explains the ‘7 Principles of Learning’ in order to increase the presence, participation and achievement of all learners in the class. March 2011, London.

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